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This new video, is a collaboration between Banksy and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, directed by Raymond Salvatore Harmon. The video is for his new solo song ‘The Hollow Earth’,is available today on 12′ Vinyl LP as the flip side to FeelingPulledApartbyHorses, [Visit radiohead.com for more info].
The video, comprised of rapidly [understatement!] moving visuals, with subliminal Banksy graffiti images mixed in, is pretty crazy, and not easy to watch [headache/seizure inducing this early in the morning!], has an almost painterly quality. Very interesting…the more you watch – the more you see.
Working in an Architectural firm for 10 years, I have seen a lot of renderings, many of them quite good. In fact, many of the CG renderings were at first glance difficult to tell if they were actual spaces/buildings or an designer’s/architect’s vision.
Tonight I came across a film by Alex Roman. This is ‘digital architecture’ like no other. I couldn’t quite believe this wasn’t an actual video tour through Louis Khan’s Phillips Exeter Academy Library. “The Third & The Seventh” project, for the Mundos Digitales 2009 [digital architecture] conference, is a stunning example of how real CG can be, with the right tools…and of course the right digital artist. Not just beautiful to look at, the soundtrack is perfect, The Divine Comedy’s “Laika’s Theme” from “Absent Friends” album.
“The film was made in collaboration with The Scratch Perverts, Foreign Beggars, Shlomo and Will Clarke with sound design by Will Cohen. Post production by The Mill London.” View all the credits on the site.
Love it! Here’s what Chris Cairns says about it….
“This one’s for my Dad…Kingdom of the unreal but also a higher state of being, ultimately free of the limitations of the material world through the agency of science, technology, and imagination.”
“Concave Scream’s style is melancholic yet hopeful. Musically, the band believes in moving forward and not stagnating. Therefore, every album sounds distinctly different. The band has just completed recording their 5th album; a self financed 9-track instrumental titled Soundtrack for a Book.”
When I first came across this site i wasn’t quite sure what it was. But it got my attention.
Concave Scream is an independent band from Singapore that has been together for about 15 years. ‘Soundtrack For a Book‘, their latest project is hypnotizing and unique.
They re-use old classic books as a CD cases, and from the image above, it seems as though they leave the book intact. Not just the cover.
Titles range from Heidi, to Call of the Wild and The Secret Garden, and they can be purchased on their site.
RIP! A Remix Manifesto is an open-source documentary film that looks deeply into the ‘illegal’ activity that is music sharing. The Remix Culture. The Culture Jammers. Technically the film itself is breaking copyright laws by even telling us about it, showing us examples…
“Filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers. The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? ”
You decide. The entire film is available for one week only to view online. After that, you can purchase at Disinformation.
An interesting look at the re-mix culture and all its implications. A really great film.
Thanks: Jason Nip!
Resident Advisor has just released its Top 10 August Festivals around the Globe and I thought I would share the list. The one I want to go to?? Burning Man in Nevada. I have met a few people lucky enough to have experienced Burning Man first hand, and according to them it is like nothing else. This once obscure small gathering of artists and musicians has evolved into an annual week long festival of 50,000 participants living in thousands of camps, occupying 37,500,000 square feet of camping space.
Sounds kinda crazy…would love to hear if anyone out there has gone or is planning on attending.
“Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather to create Black Rock City in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever.”
Finally! Some quality Canadian content! Check out The Long Haul, an animated short by Dumais Studio and Full Serve.
“Print and motion commit to a long life together in a movie made from 4000 great pictures and…
3 x pimped out stills cameras
2000 square feet of studio
11 x Obama lovers
2 x Producers with whips…”
and much, much more!
I am loving stop motion these days.
This site can be very addictive….Now you can watch every frame of a video play simultaneously.
A couple of my favourites…a remix of Alice in Wonderland [never sounded or looked so good]. Cowboy Bebop, Hitchhiker, are a few others to check out. It is easy to create your own, go to Yooouuutuuube.com and load a favourite video.
Here is one that I did with her morning elegance .